Moose watercolour

I have been quiet on the painting front lately, due to another visit to the vets with my poorly cat, and giving her lots of TLC. ……….but it is a bank holiday weekend, so I thought this is my opportunity to get out the paints again. I had started this moose towards the end of last week, (just the out line). Now we don’t have moose here in England, so I had to go by reference photos ( thank you to paint my photo website) but despite these it is hard to know the fine details/if it is accurate, due to my unfamiliarity of these cute creatures. A little different to the wild new forest ponies we have here in the new forest. So here is my moose, one watercolour sketch, the other portrait. ( By the way, the reason for painting a moose is my late pony Mace, was often nik named the moose).

Moose watercolour portrait

Moose watercolour portrait

Moose watercolour sketch

Moose watercolour sketch


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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8 Responses to Moose watercolour

  1. memadtwo says:

    A good likeness in both cases.
    And best wishes to your cat’s recovery.

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  2. Thank you, that’s good to know. I think my cat is at last on the correct medication, antibiotics and pancreatitis medication, it has taken a while, improvements are showing….. If only they could talk, it could help with diagnosis. What a stressful few weeks.

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  3. I’ve seen a few moose in person, Rebecca, and I think you’ve done a wonderful job. These are both beautiful! I’m glad they’ve got to the right meds for your kitty. We are both with sick kitties, but mine I think has an incurable kidney problem. She doesn’t want to eat without appetite boosting drugs, which is sad. She used to be such a sassy girl! I’m glad to hear your baby is better. Our animals mean so much to us. I’m curious what they are giving yours for pancreatitis, as Penny has this also….I didn’t know they could be given drugs for this. Take care.

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    • Hi Laura, sorry to hear penny is still poorly, the medication they are giving keyco is actually for dogs it is protexin pro-enzorb, here is a link
      She also has antibiotics, which they were reluctant to give initially, as they thought it was viral and not bacterial, I am not sure if one or both of the medications have helped, or if it will be ok once the course of medication has finished ( tonight). Either way she has been comfortable for five days, and I have not had to clear up poo! ( sorry for that…but the poor little mite had it uncontrollably coming out even when asleep).
      I know kidney problems in cats are not effective to most treatments, but can be managed which is something, I have had many cats, and still have five now, so I do support the local vets! Kidney and thyroid are the most common ailments I have faced with my lovely furries. Is she drinking lots? My last old girl to leave us was over 20, with kidney problems, I used to give her her fav wet food and enisyl-f paste for the last year, I did not want to put her through to much at her age, just to keep her comfy and happy. Gosh animals…..if they could talk! Have you had a blood test? I hope it works out ok for penny

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      • Thank you. Yeah, her blood levels were really high, her kidney and pancreatitis levels, but she’s had bouts of pancreatitis forever it seems. Since she was very young. The vet thought at first it was a kidney infection, and she responded seemingly well to the first few doses of antibiotic, but then lately she seems to have gone down hill. Now she won’t eat without the appetite boost and nausea drugs. And very little at that. Vet comes again Thursday at noon, may have to say goodbye to her. Makes me very sad, but as you say, don’t want to put them through more than we have to. She does drink lots of water and likes soupy cat food, but her appetite has really dropped off here in the last few days. I never knew before how common kidney disease is in cats! Wow, it’s nice you have five…..I can’t imagine being catless, but at the same time thinking about getting another one is just toooo much. Our only child graduated college May ’14, so we’ve been empty nesters for over a year…..but we always had Penny. It’s sad. Your artwork really cheered me up though! So beautiful, and particularly since you’ve never seen a moose, even better.

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      • Ohh so sorry Laura, I only lost tiggy at the beginning of the year, after 19 years of her owning us ( she was a rescue, so was pretty old, guessing over 20) still hard, her picture pops up on the computer when it goes to sleep, and I realise then how much weight she lost in the last year. All my cats came to me as adults in need, and they are all fab, I understand it will be hard to be catless( if it comes to that) penny will let you know if it is time, and you will know when you are ready to share your home with an extra four legs…..I started a cat pic last night actually, but I am not great at them, preferring horses and hares, but with cats being on my mind lately I felt myself drift into that direction. In the process of a fox watercolour at the mo, pretty much finished just stalling on if it should be left white, flicked paint or a wash for the background…..should have done that first really. Sending prayers to penny 👼xxx

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  4. …these are absolutely delightful

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  5. Thank you Lance … Moose are on my huge list of things to see…..but undoubtedly will not get the opportunity, unless I see one in a zoo, or win the lottery. Painting one is as close to smelling their breath, as I shall get.


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